My super fantastic boss/life guru, Dan was featured on a podcast. Check it out to hear about his journey to the recording world, his work with zz top, destiny’s child, Lil Wayne, and all of my lovely coworkers.
'…four volunteers listen[ed] to various notes, while they used fMRI to record the resulting neural activity. “Then the game is to play a song and use the neural activity to guess what was played,” he says. They were able to identify melodies like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star from neural activity alone….’
“You can tell a lot about someone from their taste in music. Especially if they have a penchant for contemporary heavy metal. Researchers at the University of Westminster in the U.K. recently turned their scientific attention toward heavy metal music, examining what makes a connoisseur of metal, psychologically speaking. They found that many heavy metal aficionados shared a particular pattern of personality traits.”
Cool Idea of the Day: New York Musician Turns His Daily Itinerary into Music
NYC media artist Brian House spent two years working on OpenPaths, a mobile app that aggregates a person’s location data as he or she moves with a smartphone throughout the day. After tracking his own movements for an entire year, House compressed the data into an 11-minute audio recording of musical notes on a vinyl record titled “Quotidian Record.”